Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got some very bad news from a challenger with deep pockets.
AOC just found out she has a real challenger in the Dem primary for her House seat, not just some crackpot with no shot.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera was a longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor, she has deep pockets and great connections.
She also likes Ronald Reagan and co-wrote a book with the forward written by Trump administration official Larry Kudlow.
Pretty much the opposite of AOC. AOC has a real fight on her hands and will have to raise a lot of cash to fight off Cabrera.
Wow, things just got very interesting for AOC and Nancy Pelosi.
“I am the daughter and granddaughter of working class Italian and Cuban immigrants,” Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement to CNBC. “I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful career and I want everybody to have the opportunity that I’ve had. That’s why I’m running.”
Caruso-Cabrera would run as a Democrat to the right of Ocasio-Cortez, who has labeled herself a “democratic socialist” and supports Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary.
In Caruso-Cabrera’s book, “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government,” Caruso-Cabrera unveiled her vision of limited government and explained why Ronald Reagan was her favorite president. (The forward to the book was written by Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s National Economic Council director.) She serves as a member of the board of directors for financial services firm Beneficient.
Caruso-Cabrera spent more than 20 years with CNBC, serving as a co-anchor for “Power Lunch” and as the network’s chief international correspondent, before leaving the network in 2018 to become a contributor. Her last day on air was February 7, according to a CNBC spokesperson.